Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Coop

I laugh as I write this. "The Coop" was once a place where the Frenchman and I (and most of our families and friends) used to go to dance on Saturday nights when we were dating and living in Maine. It was a barn with picnic tables lining the inside and the house band was the Ritcher family who owned the place. Strictly BYOB. They played for our wedding reception. It was quite a party!

The coop that we are installing is not as fun, but it's definately as creative. The Frenchman has built this chicken tractor (movable coop) from recycled PVC pipe and recycled PVC fence material. The only thin we bought was the wire and a few latches. 1/2" wire is suggested to keep snakes and things out, so here we go.

Here it is!

I'm proud that this talented carpenter has always been interested in reusing every scrap and has made some beautiful furniture from it in the past. We rescued a side table today from the landfill. I'll post that project as we get it underway along with the raise beds, and maybe a salad growing table. (He's sucha good sport).
The Dogs approve, too!

1 comment:

Peacemom said...

Hi Vonnie,
I ran into your name on Jenna's blog. I was reading the comments and saw my name...I said, "I don't remember writing this..." though I am a big fan of Animal Vegetable Miracle, so it wasn't entirely out of the question. Then, I realized it was not me, but you! How fun to find someone else with our most unusual name right there on her blog. I look forward to reading your blog now that I've found it. You can check mine out, too if you're so inclined.

Peace to you, ~Vonnie (Haught) but you'll see me as Peacemom